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UPDATE: Arrest made in deadly shooting, gunman still loose

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UPDATE: Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives made a second arrest in connection to a deadly shooting at a North Spokane hotel. 

Police arrested 24-year-old Stanley A. Tensley late Tuesday night on one charge of Conspiracy to Commit 2nd Degree Robbery.

Tensley's arrest comes one day after police released 30-year-old Joshua R. Smith because they lacked the evidence to directly link him to Sunday's shooting at the Howard Johnson Inn on North Division St.

Detectives said they arrested Tensley thanks to new evidence from witnesses to the shooting, which killed 32-year-old Richard C. Amodio.

Police believe the shooting was related to marijuana. Officers said Tensley will appear in court Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  

Detectives added that the shooter is still loose, and anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.


PREVIOUS COVERAGE:Aug. 11: Spokane Police released 30-year-old Joshua R. Smith Monday, a man they believe was involved in a deadly shooting over the weekend.

Police arrested Smith late Sunday on one charge of 2nd Degree Murder. The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson Inn in north Spokane. A medical examiner identified the victim as 32-year-old Richard C. Amodio Monday. Amodio died from gunshot wounds to the torso.

Detectives have since dropped the 2nd Degree Murder charge against Smith, but police say he is still a suspect in the case and they are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Aug. 10: SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have arrested a suspect after a man was found dead from gunshot wounds Sunday morning in the parking lot of a N. Spokane hotel. 30-year-old Joshua R. Smith was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of 2nd Degree Murder.

Detectives believe the victim was shot by Smith after the two engaged in an altercation related to drugs, specifically marijuana.

Detectives believe the victim and the suspect were known to one another and the shooting was not a random incident.

Smith will appear in court Monday at 1:30 pm.

INITIAL RELEASE:

The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating an overnight homicide. Patrol officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 3000 block of North Division just after 12:30 am. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased male in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson Hotel. This investigation, including the apprehension of a suspect, is on-going.

Just after 12:30 am, Spokane Police  patrol officers responded to the report of a male victim shot, laying in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson Hotel in the 3000 block of North Division. It was quickly determined that the male was deceased and Major Crimes detectives were called to the scene. Officers secured the scene as well as two vehicles believed to be involved.

The preliminary investigation as to how the involved parties know one another is still ongoing. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
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